Green Smoothie Fast Start – 7 Simple And Easy Recipes For Beginners

[caption id="attachment_2473" align="alignleft" width="247"]Green Smoothie Recipes Go ahead and gulp down some green![/caption] Green smoothies are a great way to get more nutritious food into your diet, especially if you aren't that fond of green foods or vegetables. They are also a great way to slowly introduce these kinds of foods into your diet. Before you know it, you will be consuming items, like Swiss chard, green turnips and other strange veges that you would never normally consider eating. There are many benefits to eating more green foods and vegetables. In terms of skin care and anti-aging, you can get powerful antioxidants into the body. They can help neutralize free radicals that damage the skin and make it look older. You can also add ingredients that help to moisturize the skin and increase collagen production. Antioxidants help other parts of the body deal with free radicals too. Extra fiber from a smoothie can also help eliminate bad cholesterol from the body which may prevent age related conditions like atherosclerosis and heart disease. Making a smoothie is simple, all you need are the ingredients, a container and blender....and you're off to the races ! Peel appropriate ingredients and cut into smaller pieces to make the blending quicker and easier. So with that said, here are 7 simple to make smoothies to get you started.

Island Blast

• 1 small to medium banana (ripe and peeled) • 1 rib of celery • 1/4 peeled cucumber • 1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple • 1 small handful of parsley • 1/2 inch piece of ginger or depending on preferred amount • 1-2 cups of unpasteurized coconut water

Creamy Green

• 1 ripe avocado (peeled and pit removed) • 1 small to medium frozen banana (ripe and peeled) • 1 orange (peeled and seeds removed) • 1/2-1 cup of spinach • 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
 
  • Beginners who prefer their green smoothies sweet can add in 1 tbsp of either Grade B maple syrup or raw agave nectar. Before serving, put in 5-6 pieces of ice cubes

Banana-Berry Super Smoothie

• 2 cups of spinach • 1 small to medium frozen banana (ripe and peeled) • 3/4 cup of frozen mixed berries (fresh strawberries or blueberries may also be used) • 1/4 cup of raw nuts or raw seeds (sunflower seeds, walnuts, flax seeds or almonds, or a combination of these nuts) • 1-2 cups of water or unpasteurized coconut water

Green Strawberry-Kiwi Lemonade

• 1 pc of peeled kiwi • 3/4 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of frozen or fresh pineapple • 1/2 lemon (peeled and seeds removed) • 2 cups of spinach • 1 1/2 cups of water or unpasteurized coconut water

Tropical Cleanse

• 1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple • 1 small to medium peeled banana • 1 inch piece of ginger • 2 handfuls of spinach • 1 cup water or unpasteurized coconut water

Strawberry Cream

• 1 frozen small to medium banana (ripe and peeled) • 1 cup of frozen strawberries • 1/2 avocado (ripe, peeled and pit removed) • 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk • 1 tsp of vanilla extract • 1 tbsp of Grade B maple syrup, raw agave nectar or 1 pitted medjool date
  Some of these recipes have some fairly exotic but delicious ingredients. As you get more experienced, you want to branch out and try different items. It's fun to experiment too. Try adding super foods like raw cacao, goji berries, and chia seeds. If you have just started a new healthy lifestyle, these green smoothie recipes for beginners are just what you need to keep you on the right track. These recipes are amazingly delicious and can readily convince you to stay with green smoothies for good. Not only do they taste good, easy to prepare, and light on the budget, but they are also loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients needed by the body to stay young, healthy and vibrant. Having at least a glassful of green smoothies every day can be the best thing you can do to take care of your body. Now that you have become a certified green smoothie aficionado, isn’t it time to share the news with your friends and let them see for themselves how right you are for deciding to turn green.

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